Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine 2017 Inaugural Conference 

the Speakers

  1. Asian Institute Society of Lifestyle Medicine
    Stefania Ubaldi, MD, PhD
    Dr. Stefania Ubaldi is President of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO). She graduated summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna (Italy) and holds a specialization in Internal Medicine from the University of Naples Federico II. She was awarded her PhD in Clinical Pathophysiology and Experimental Medicine, for research on Carotid Atherosclerosis (University of Naples Federico II). Additionally, she is currently working on her second specialization in Psychotherapy at the “European School of Functional Psychotherapy” (Napoli, Italy), investigating the association between stress and illness. Since the beginning of her clinical practice, she has been dedicating herself to the promotion of healthy lifestyle applying evidence-based medicine in her internal medicine practice. In 2014, she founded MedinVita, a company dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of the clinical application of Lifestyle Medicine, made up of an interdisciplinary team of expert consultants in Nutrition, Physical Activity, Stress Management, Environmental Medicine, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. In 2015, she established the first Lifestyle Medicine Course for the healthcare staff of a public Hospital in Italy where she co-founded the first Service for Lifestyle Medicine in Uro-Andrology in the italian public health care system. She is currently participating in a project with the Italian Ministry of Health called “A model of intervention to prevent infertility in healthy teenagers living in regions with strong environmental impact”, as the responsible and coordinator of the medical section for the lifestyle interventions. Her research interest is focused primarily on nutrition, stress and on the interdisciplinary approaches in clinical treatment and behavior change. Moreover she is an expert of Nutrigenetics and is the founder and owner of three companies of Nutrigenetics testing. She uses Nutrigenetics as part of a clinical and medical consultation in order to personalize the diet and the therapy and to motivate the patient. Dr Ubaldi is a frequent speaker and lecturer at medical conferences and Universities. She practices Lifestyle Medicine in Geneva, Montreux and Gstaad (Switzerland) and in many Italian cities.
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    Jenny Lee, PhD,MPH,CHES,CWP
    Dr. Lee is a Korean-American Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, Health and Wellness Coach, and Holistic Wellness Practitioner. She has dedicated her career to promoting comprehensive health and wellness among medical professionals and the broader community over a decade. In pursuit of that aim, she has served as an educator, researcher, community health promoter, columnist, essayist, public speaker, and medical contributor at radio talk show. Dr. Lee currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has been active and taken a leadership role in Lifestyle Medicine (LM) field that includes, to name a few: A co-founder & vice president of Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM); a co-founder & president of Korean Association of Lifestyle Medicine (KALM), known as the ASLM – South Korea; a member of Council of Directors of the True Health Alliance; a representative of Korea in the Lifestyle Medicine Global Association (LMGA); a working group of clinical process model development as well as a research committee member at American College of Lifestyle Medicine(ACLM); an Advisory Group of Lifestyle Medicine Education at Next Generation University(NextGenU); a member of LM Education Collaborative; an ambassador of Asia of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO); and a founding member of Australia Society of Lifestyle Medicine(ASLM). Dr. Lee recently founded and has directed the Center for Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Care or CLMWC (, by connecting the West and the East, to support Asian medical communities and general populations to be engaged in Lifestyle Medicine education, research, practice, resources, services, and networks.
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    K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM, MSc
    Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. PHFI is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy. Having trained in cardiology and epidemiology, Prof. Reddy has been involved in several major international and national research studies including the INTERSALT global study of blood pressure and electrolytes, INTERHEART global study on risk factors of myocardial infarction, national collaborative studies on epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. Widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international levels, Prof. Reddy has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, appropriate nutrition across the life course, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on editorial board of several international and national journals. He has more than 460 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals. He has served on many WHO expert panels and has been the President of the World Heart Federation (2013-14). He chaired the Core Advisory Group on Health and Human Rights for the National Human Rights Commission of India for several years and was a member of the first National Science and Engineering Research Board of Government of India. He recently chaired the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage, set up by the Planning Commission of India. He has also served as the President of the National Board of Examinations which deals with post-graduate medical education in India. Prof. Reddy is a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (, established to assist the United Nations in developing the post-2015 goals for sustainable development. He chairs the Thematic Group on Health in the SDSN. Prof. Reddy is a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. He is also Co-chair, Steering Committee on Health Related Issues on Air Pollution.
  4. Asian Institute Society of Lifestyle Medicine
    Johann Kim T. Manez, MD, FACLM
    Dr. Mañez is one of the youngest professors among the faculty of the newly opened College of Medicine in the Adventist University of the Philippines located at Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, the first medical school in the world with Lifestyle Medicine incorporated into the curriculum. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, one in History, Philosophy and Religion and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He finished his Medical Degree at the Manila Central University College of Medicine and initially underwent his first year of training as a resident of Internal Medicine at the Adventist Medical Center Manila, before deciding to shift his education, teaching, research and medical practice to Lifestyle Medicine. He is presently the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator and Lifestyle Medicine Consultant of the Adventist Medical Center Manila where they conduct both community-based (CHIP) and residential Lifestyle Medicine programs. He has conducted more than 400 seminars and lectures and several media appearances and interviews on Lifestyle Medicine and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors around the Philippines and several neighboring Asian and Pacific Island Countries. Dr. Mañez, together with his colleagues from Loma Linda-California, Manila-Philippines and New South Wales-Australia, recently published research on the successful outcomes of CHIP done in the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Sciences. He is a member of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Fellow in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a founding member of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and president and founder of the Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine.
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    David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACLM
    David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984; in 3 years); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine (Norwalk Hospital, CT; 1991), and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (Yale University School of Medicine; 1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He received an Honorary Doctorate (Humane Letters; L.H.D.) from the University of Bridgeport in 2013; and will receive a second honorary doctorate in 2015. Dr. Katz is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Childhood Obesity; Chief Science Officer for NuVal LLC; founding director (2000) of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital; and a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine where he previously served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health. He is on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards, chairing several. A clinician, researcher, author, novelist, inventor, poet, journalist, and media personality, Dr. Katz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has been recognized by as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world for the past 3 years (2013-). Dr. Katz was among the original 150 thought leaders invited by LinkedIN to blog as an INfluencer, and currently ranks in the top 40 on a list that includes the President of the United States; the Prime Minister of England; the Prime Minister of India; the Secretary General of the United Nations; the President of the World Bank; Bill Gates; Richard Branson; Arianna Huffington, among many other notables. He has appeared on most major television news programs and talk shows in the U.S., and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio programs around the country. He is a frequent source for print journalists around the world. He has a social media following of approximately 500,000. Dr. Katz holds 5 U.S. patents. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and chapters, 15 books, and well over 1,000 columns and blogs. Dr. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He has delivered addresses in numerous countries on four continents, and has been acclaimed by colleagues as the “poet laureate” of health promotion. Dr. Katz and his wife, Catherine S. Katz, PhD (founder of live in Connecticut. They have 5 children- not to mention 3 dogs, and a horse.
  6. Ingrid Edshteyn, DO, MPH
    Ingrid Edshteyn, DO, MPH
    Ingrid Edshteyn, DO, MPH is a Board-Certified Preventive Medicine physician dedicated to advancing an integrated approach between medicine, wellness and fitness. As the Associate Executive Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the nation’s professional society advocating for and implementing evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine at all levels in the health system, she assists with strategic partnerships and educational content development. Her passion goes back to childhood, when Dr. Ingrid established Cornell University’s Meditation & Yoga Club and served as President of Cornell's Seven Spirits Kung Fu organization. She has been involved with the Lifestyle Medicine movement since medical school, having served on the Executive Board of ACLM during PrevMed residency and completed Columbia University's Executive MPH for a population health perspective, she knows that empowering patients is central to the successful evolution of the wellness paradigm. Ingrid has been involved with developing Lifestyle Medicine clinical practice models, having co-founded Griffin Hospital's Center for Prevention & Lifestyle Management Wellness for Life program and developed her own clinical practice in NYC, Valia Lifestyle, which unites Lifestyle Medicine with integrative nutrition and fitness for authentic health of body and mind. She envisions the expansion of the movement globally, and looks forward to further involvement with the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance and Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
  7. Asian Institute Society of Lifestyle Medicine
    Stephen Penman, MAppSc(Res), GC (Tert Teach Learn)
    Stephen is Executive Director of two related organisations; the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, a multidisciplinary society of medical practitioners, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, educators and researchers advancing Lifestyle Medicine; and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, a registered health promotion charity in Australia, established to develop, conduct, promote and support initiatives that reduce the incidence and progression of preventable, chronic and lifestyle-related conditions. He is also a PhD candidate developing and evaluating an online comprehensive lifestyle change intervention and the founder of Open Health, a social enterprise to deliver the lifestyle change program as a health system initiative, in particular to practitioners for use with their patients and direct to the public for both chronic disease self management and health enhancement. Earlier, Stephen completed a Master of Applied Science by Research, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. Previously, Stephen was CEO of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) from 2008 to 2013, an organisation providing representation, advocacy and postgraduate education for doctors in that field.  He is also a past President of Yoga Australia (formerly the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia), and was a member of the steering committee to form Meditation Australia (formerly the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.
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    Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FACPM
    Erica Frank, MD, MPH, is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia, and the Founder and President of, now used in over 100 countries as the world’s first free university. Following a transitional internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Frank was residency (Yale, 1990) and fellowship (Stanford, 1993) trained (and also board certified) in preventive medicine. Until 2006, she was a tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Division Director (Preventive Medicine) in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She also directed Emory’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and had a clinical practice in cholesterol management. In 2001, Dr. Frank founded, the world’s first portal to free, accredited, higher education. Starting with a focus in the health sciences, partners with leading universities, professional societies, and government organizations including the U.S. CDC, World Bank, and the World Health Organization. All NextGenU courses are competency-based, and include a web-based global peer community of practice, and local, skills-based mentorships.’s accredited partners give learners credit for this training (or institutions can adopt them and use them with their students), all (for the first time ever) for free, and without advertisements. NextGenU launched its first full course (Emergency Medicine) in March 2012; NextGenU’s pilot tests perform comparably to or better than that of traditional American schooling of physicians and other health workers. Dr. Frank has been Principal Investigator of four national studies of the relationship between physicians’ personal and clinical prevention habits: (1) the Women Physicians’ Health Study, a questionnaire-based study of 4,501 U.S. women M.D.s, and the first large study of their personal and professional characteristics, yielding more than fifty publications; (2) a similar study to WPHS, the Canadian Physicians’ Health Study; (3) the “Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient” project, a 17 U.S. medical school intervention study showing the positive effect of encouraging medical students’ healthy behaviors on their personal and clinical prevention habits; and (4) a study of the Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient link through the electronic medical records of 1.9 million Israeli patients’ and their 1,500 physicians. She has traveled in over 60 countries, and has published over 140 articles (including four first-authored JAMA publications). Dr. Frank has considerable media and health education experience. She has been the Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Preventive Medicine (1994-1999), the Editor of the student component of JAMA, and has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. She has written for Vogue magazine, and was the health reporter for the central Georgia ABC affiliate, a medical editor for Lifetime Medical Television, and a health reporter for Medical News Network. Dr. Frank is also an active volunteer and environmentalist, including being Past President (2008) of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a thrice-elected city councilor (2007-2013), and the codesigner and co-owner of the only energy independent home in Georgia and of two cohousing communities. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the AMA/Pettis Award (outstanding U.S. medical student communicator), the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM’s) “Rising Star Award” (received the first year the award was offered), ACPM’s Best Scientific Presentation and Distinguished Service awards, AOA (medical honor society) status, and the outstanding alumnus award from Princeton Day School and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health.
  9. Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam, MD
    Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam, MD
    Dr. Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam is the Country Representative for the International Council of Integrative Medicine. He is the founder and Director of Integrative Medicine at Amrita Integrative Health Centre (AIHC) , a centre that adopts a holistic and integrative approach in maintaining a healthy life. He is the Executive Director of Amrita Academy, a Wellness Academy he founded and heads. He conducts Board Certification Programmes on Nutritional Medicine for the World Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine (WOSAAM). He is also Medical Consultant to a group of nutraceutical companies and is an associate of SVyasa University, a leading Yoga research institute. Dr. Siva’s clinical expertise is in the management of stress and lifestyle diseases which include diabetes, hypertension and food intolerances amongst others. Dr Siva recently founded the Malaysian Society Of Lifestyle Medicine with other healthcare practitioners and is the President of the society. Dr. Siva has also helped to pioneer integrative medicine in the country. He is frequently invited to speak on integrative medicine by government institutions. He has also conducted workshops on integrative medicine for programs jointly organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Malaysian Ministry of Health and University Era Ketiga (University Putra Malaysia). Dr. Siva played a role in the development of the “Global Information Portal” on Traditional and Complementary Therapies for the Ministry of Health (Malaysia). In the development of the portal he contributed articles and papers on Mind Body Medicine as a form of Traditional and Complementary Therapy. Dr. Siva is often invited to speak on Nutrition, Herbs and Mind Body Medicine at various forums both locally and internationally. He has also presented papers on an integrated approach to managing and preventing illness both at local and international conferences. He is a published author and has written books on a mind body approach to wellness and on the importance of herbs and nutrition in healthy ageing. Dr Siva is a member of the Malaysian Healthy Aging Society and he sits on the accreditation board for the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine. Dr. Siva has served as the Scientific Chairperson for Complementary Medicine of various organizing committees of conferences including “The First World Congress on Healthy Ageing in 2012.” He has also chaired symposiums at national and international conferences on integrative medicine.
  10. Paul William Dysinger, MD, MPH
    Paul William Dysinger, MD, MPH
    Paul William (Bill) Dysinger, by God’s grace and with His assistance, was involved with the following activities: 1. was born on May 24, 1927 in a rustic farm house (no electricity or running water) in Middle Tennessee, USAin 2. his Mother’s dad, C. N. Martin, was a pioneer Adventist preacher in the Northwest USA and later served as a missionary to the Southeastern USA; his Dad was a workaholic who had little formal education but who succeeded in a wide variety of activities, including farming, as a general handy man, as a baker, in general business, in hospital administration, and as a health care provider; his only sibling is a sister who is 18 months younger and is married to Charles Harris, a health care administrator who served in Southeast Asia for several years and most recently served the local conference as a church auditor 3. first memories were in Memphis, TN where his dad worked in a bakery shop 4. influenced by missionary relatives to Bolivia and Peru, committed to medical mission service at age 12 years 5. graduated from Madison College High School in 1945; Dr. E. A. Sutherland signed his diploma 6. between high school and college (1945-47), he worked two years on his Dad’s dairy farm and also obtained his Private Pilot flying license 7. completed pre-med studies at Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) in 1951 where he majored in sciences and minored in Religion and was one of the first two four year pre-meds to go directly to Loma Linda from Southern 8. completed medical studies at the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University School of Medicine) in 1955; that same year the 50th anniversary of the founding of CME at Loma Linda was also celebrated 9. after studying medicine for four years in the western USA, chose to go east for his general medicine internship at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD, 1955-56 10. fulfilled his military obligation by serving two years (1956-58) in the U. S. Public Health Service helping to provide health care to native Americans, one year with the Blackfeet Indians in Montana and a second year with the Navajo and Hopi Indians in northern Arizona 11. in 1958 married Yvonne Mae Minchin, a nurse he had met during his internship and they have four children, 3 boys and a girl, who have provided them 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, most of whom live with them on their retirement farm or near by. 12. immediate family is international: he was born in Tennessee and 2nd and 4th children were born in Loma Linda, CA; wife was born in Australia; their first child was born in Thailand, Southeast Asia; the third in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) East Africa; and four of their 17 grand-children were born in Africa—two in Khartoum, Sudan and two in Nairobi, Kenya 13. following work for native Americans, was recruited to the U. S. State Department where served 2-1/2 years as a Foreign Service Reserve Officer, mostly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, but had opportunity, while travelling with diplomatic passports to visit more than 50 countries around the world, including 17 Adventist mission hospitals in 16 different countries. This influenced him to go into Public Health and Preventive Medicine as a specialty. 14. while awaiting entry into Harvard University School of Public Health, worked at Loma Linda with 1st appointment in January 1960 in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine in helping the beginning of the Adventist Health Study, including writing the first publication from that study—an article on emphysema in a non-smoking population in a prestigious medical journal. 15. following his MPH school year of 1961-62 at Harvard, entered directly back into service with the Loma Linda School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine and was appointed director of 1st Adventist Community Health training program at Heri Hospital in Tanganyika (1962-64). 16. a new School of Public Health (SPH) was voted by the Loma Linda University Board in 1964 and he was involved in its development from the beginning. Served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Health under Dean Mervyn Hardinge for the first 14 years of SPH’s existence. First accreditation was in 1967 and classes in the new SPH began that year. 17. during 28 years of service to Loma Linda, also served the SPH at various times as Founding Chair of Department of Tropical Health and later as Founding Chair of International Health and as Chair of Department of Health Administration. Also served one year as Chair of Department of Health Sciences in School of Allied Health Professions, as medical consultant to the Riverside office of the California Department of Rehabilitation, as the Associate Director of the Loma Linda Preventive Medicine Residency and as the founding Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Hospital—which employs the most Preventive Medicine residents of any other VA hospital in that large System. 18. his continuing permanent appointment at Loma Linda is as Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and as Emeritus Professor and as Emeritus Associate Dean of the School of Public Health. 19. has always had a strong interest in International Health and has taught graduate level courses in the USA, Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; has taught certificate courses in more than 40 other countries; has lived overseas with his family a year or more in full-time work in Cambodia, Singapore, Pakistan, Yemen and Tanzania—a total of 9 years. 20. served as medical director of first Adventist live-in Lifestyle program—a 10-day program at Fountainbleu State Park in Louisiana in 1965. Desmond Doss, the Congressional Medal of Honor awardee and hero of the movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” was part of the volunteer staff who was otherwise mostly from Wildwood. This was part of the influence that enabled Wildwood to open the first permanent Adventist Lifestyle Center. Otherwise this program was widely publicized and it launched much interest in the new lifestyle approach in health care. 21. After 28 years at Loma Linda, he accepted the position as the first physician in the General in Conference headquarters of ADRA in Silver Springs, MD (1988-92) where he was medically responsible for ADRA programs in some 35 countries around the world—mostly Child Survival programs funded by USAID. His work included new program development, administrative trouble-shooting, training of community health workers, and otherwise advising and assisting program operations for all ADRA health related programs. 22. retired from regular employment in June 1992; is one of the few physicians who has 35 years of SDA denominational service credit 23. retired to a 190 acre farm in the rural hills of Middle Tennessee which has subsequently attracted family to move there; the John and Edwin Dysinger families are now operating an organic produce growing farm providing food to many families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee and now serves also as a training center for sustainable agriculture (see The farm is located about 50 miles southwest of Nashville and its international airport. 24. early in retirement he chartered a nonprofit corporation, Development Services International (DSI), which has been used to sponsor many projects, including introducing medical missionary work and health evangelism seminars and workshops in the new (at that time) Euro-Asia Division in eastern Europe, in West Africa and elsewhere. In addition, has served as a consultant to ADRA, Johns Hopkins University, the World Health Organization, Adventist Frontier Missions and others. DSI was also used to assist the evaluation of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of SDA in 2001-02 for new medical mission opportunities in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. This report and recommendations was presented to the Division in a Health Advisory Conference in Korea in 2002 25. early in retirement he served as principal guest lecturer to a senior camp in the Ky-TN Conference of SDA. The Holy Spirit marvelously worked as he sought to teach the Adventist health message within the framework of the 3 Angels Messages. News of this effort came to the General Conference of SDA, and the Ministerial Association asked that I write it in book format and “Heaven’s Lifestyle Today” was published as a “Ministry Tool” for the Church in 1997. It has been translated and published also in Spanish and Russian. In addition to the book, it is also available in Power Point and as a DVD video series. Other major publishing efforts included working with his wife to write and edit the “AIMS Health Evangelism Study Guide” which has been translated and published in English, Spanish, Russian and German and widely used around the world. More recently, he was asked by Loma Linda University to write “Health to the People”, a history of Public Health, Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine and Medical Evangelism Training and outreach from Loma Linda, 1905-2005, as part of Loma Linda’s Centenary Celebration. It is available in both a story book format and as a research publication on a searchable CD. 26. In addition to much international activity in his retirement, has also been very active in local community health efforts near his retirement home where has held six CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) programs, has been active in the Hickman County Health Council and a number of other initiatives seeking to promote a Healthier Tennessee. In 2012 was awarded title of “Rural Health Practitioner of the Year” by the Rural Health Association of Tennessee. In 1999, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Southern Adventist University and in 2000 the same honor was awarded by Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He has also been active in service in his local church, Martin Memorial SDA Church in Centerville, TN. PWD, 011817
  11. Samuel George Hansdak, MBBS, MD, MA (Sociology), FAIMER
    Samuel George Hansdak, MBBS, MD, MA (Sociology), FAIMER
    Professor & head Department of Medicine Unit 4 Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India Dr. Samuel George Hansdak is presently working as a teaching faculty in the department of Internal Medicine in Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a graduate and postgraduate from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. As a part of his interest in Lifestyle medicine, he was awarded Senior Training Fellowship for 12 weeks in 2009. He spent this time visiting and observing the principles and practice of lifestyle medicine in various lifestyle centers in North America including Loma Linda, PMRI, Tuft’s university, Weimar, Wildwood, Uchee Pines and Hartland. He formed a Lifestyle Medicine team in collaboration with the department of Dietary, Physiotherapy, Medical Sociology, Psychiatry, Hospital Chaplaincy, Community Health, Physiology, Dermatology and Internal Medicine. The vision of the department of Lifestyle Medicine is to provide services, training and conduct research in the principles of lifestyle medicine. Presently, the department runs a Wellness Clinic in the hospital campus and a Diabetic lifestyle outreach clinic in Chitoor campus. The department provides training to the undergraduates & post-graduates of medical, nursing and allied health science students. The students and faculties are also involved in conducting scientific research in the role of lifestyle medicine in various diseases. The department is also involved in training the general practitioners and family physicians in the principles and practice of lifestyle medicine through distance education. The team is currently developing a School Health model of training teachers as health coaches in schools. He is also a pioneering and founding member in the formation of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
  12. Edward Nathan, MBBS, MPH, DrPH
    Edward Nathan, MBBS, MPH, DrPH
    Dr Edward Nathan is our resident Public Health Doctor. He completed his primary and secondary education in Penang, Malaysia and then continued his medical education at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. He began his medical career with the Malaysian Government, working as a Medical Officer in Surgery and Orthopaedic Dept in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. In 1997, he began working in Penang Adventist Hospital initially with the Cardiothoracic Team and from the year 2001 he has been with the Wellness Center of Penang Adventist Hospital, as he believes that Preventive Medicine is an important and integral part of making man whole and well. To further his expertise in the field of Preventive Medicine, Edward became a student at Loma Linda University, California, USA, completing his MPH in Health Education and Promotion and DrPH in Preventive Care. His special interest in Preventive Medicine is in the field of health risk assessment and corporate and personal wellness as well as helping those who want to quit the smoking habit. As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure”, therefore Dr Edward likes to educate the public on health education issues so that the public are equip with knowledge on disease prevention. He has been involved with Stop Smoking activities since 2003 and has helped many to quit the butt. He runs Stop Smoking Group Session therapy as well as conduct One-to-One Stop Smoking sessions since 2004. He has given numerous talks on Stop Smoking efforts to both Government and Non-Government Stop Smoking events. He is also an active member of PENBAR Committee (Penang Bebas Asap Rokok – a State Govt Commitee in making Penang Smoke Free). Dr Edward speaks English, Malay and Hokkien. He is active in sports and likes the outdoor activities, like climbing hills and mountains and camping. He plays badminton and football.
  13. Hui-Ting Huang, MD
    Hui-Ting Huang, MD
    Education: 1970-1977 Taipei Medical University Training and Services 01/06/83-30/06/90 Attending Physician, MacKay Memorial Hospital 01/07/90-Present Attending Physician, Taiwan Adventist Hospital 01/07/91-30/06/94 Attending Physician, Courtesy, Shin-Kang Memorial Hospital 01/01/01-01/01/05 Vice President for Medical Affairs, Taiwan Adventist Hospital 31/01/06-Present President, Taiwan Adventist Hospital 01/04/11-Present Lecturer, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Services Special Positions in Associations 01/07/09-Present Consultant for medical safety, Bureau of Health, Taipei City 01/07/07-Present Director, Taiwan Regional Hospital Association 20/12/07-Present Director, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. 21/11/2015-Present President, Taiwan Society of Health Promoting Hospital and Health Services. Taiwan Regional Network, WHO HPH CC. In-charge panel doctor for medical services, AIT (American Institute in Taiwan) ACIO (Australia Commercial and Industrial Office), NCIO(New Zealand Commercial and Industrial Office), South Africa, Philippine. Experiences in Medical Affairs, Policy Management, Quality and Hospital Administration 1. Taiwan Quality Indicator Project (TQIP), Taiwan Hospital Indicator System(THIS) 2. Hospital Information System (HIS) 3. Patient Archive and Communicating System (PACS) 4. Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation (JCIA) 5. Balance Score Card (BSC) 6. Health Promotion Hospital (HPH) Publications and presentations on hospital management 1. The problems and solutions for long term care in Taiwan, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2004 2. The optimal model for competition in Gerontology, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2004 3. The application of safety indicators for Gerontology, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2005 4. The marginal effects of Gerontology on general hospital, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2006 P2 5. The Research of Physician Behavior and Organizational Factors Influence Patient Trust. J. of Health Management vol(5), no(1) 2007 6. To create a supporting environment of health promotion for staffs and community 16th international conference of WHO HPH 2008 7. The Antecedents Influence Model of Knowledge Repository 2008 8. The Taiwan Adventist Hospital experience in health promotion Taiwan College of Healthcare Executives 2008 9. Metabolic syndrome: menopausal women and the health care challenge. Jou HJ, Huang HT. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;48(3):205-9. 10. The relationships among social capital, health promotion, and job satisfaction at hospitals in Taiwan, Chung-Hung Tsai, Hui-Ting Huang, Chia-Fen Wang, Social behavior and personality, (2012), 40(7), 1201-1212. 11. Structure factors affecting health examination behavioral intention. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(4), 395.
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